Simplify Strategic Giving

Increase Your Impact

How do you translate your values into highly effective philanthropy?  How can you minimize your administrative burden so that you can focus your energy on the mission and impact of your giving? In addition to administering the details of your donor advised fund, Tides consulting services can help transform your values and ideas into a well-managed grantmaking program.

  • Values planning sessions: A first step to identify your goals and how they might apply to your giving
  • Landscape research: To help turn those goals into a grantmaking strategy, Tides will conduct an in-depth exploration of an issue area to identify major trends, emerging funding opportunities, and key organizations
  • Application processes: Once you develop your funding guidelines Tides can manage the application process on your behalf including drafting application materials, managing applicant inquiries, and compiling proposals and related data. Of course, Tides can also help you define your strategy.
  • Personalized dockets of funding recommendations: With your strategy in-place, Tides will solicit and review grantee proposals and present to you a docket report with analysis and recommendations
  • Comprehensive program consulting: On your behalf, Tides will coordinate of site visits, facilitate activity or expert advisory panels, conduct in depth grantee evaluations, and more
  • Enhanced grant reporting and tracking: Tides can work with you to design and manage customized reporting programs to collect the information you need to evaluate the impact of your giving.
  • Awards & scholarships: Through a Scholarship Fund, Tides can partner with you to develop and implement an award or scholarship.

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